Arts & Health

The National Centre for Arts and Health at Tallaght Hospital seeks to explore the therapeutic benefit of the arts in health care.  The Meath Foundation is very pleased  to provide financial support to the centre  This service makes a significant and tangible difference to the quality of care and service for our patients the general public and staff of the Hospital

The following were some of the projects funded by The Foundation&

  • Composer in Residence Ian Wilson 2011 to 2013 To produce a Triptych of works with patient based on Stroke Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease” Part of this  work was preformed for the President of Ireland Michael D Higgins.  The completed work was performed for St Luke’s Day in the Royal College of Physicians, Dublin  in October 2014
  • *Writer in Residence Mr Michael McCarthy 2012- to facilitate workshops for staff and patients.  During his residency Michael facilitated creative writing classes giving patients and staff an opportunity to explore their creativity.  The Foundation co-funded this project with the Irish Arts Council
  • Art services for patients attending Haematology Services, Renal Dialysis and Oncology
  • Multi Cultural Festival
  • Music Therapy and instruments
  • Curation of Art Works – X-Ray Department
  • Writer in Residence/Creative Writing Group
  • Visual Art Trail
  • Art at the Bedside
  • Arthritis Art therapy for patients attending the Rheumatology outpatients Clinic

In May 2015 the Hospital Art Trail was launched.  This was the culmination of a residency of Artist and Curator Alison Baker Kerrigan.  This initiative identifies all the artwork of significance in public areas in the Hospital.

*‘The Healing Station’ Michael McCarthy

In 2016 the launch of  Michael McCarthy’s book “ The Healing Station “ funded by The Irish Arts Council and The Meath Foundation was a great success. This project created a narrative of stroke in contemporary Irish art and literature. Michael McCarthy was commissioned as writer in residence in 2012. These poems were written in response to his experience